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Jul 9, 2012 8:00am PDT
will stick with activist rafif jouejati. the justice department goes to blocks the texas' voter id law. >> according to the state of texas' own analysis, anywhere from 600,000 to nearly 800,000 registered voters did not have the required id and those were disproportionately hispanic. >> we will speak with nation reporter ari berman about the texas' voter id law and such laws around the country, and with the naacp attorney robert havingor the group as havinis its annual meeting in houston. a >> there should be no sympathy for goldman sachs. we should be doing everything to try to bring this matter forward. >> what is the matter? oakland city council votes to end its contract with goldman sachs that locked into a financial deal that cost the city millions. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. a record-setting heat wave in the eastern u.s. is starting to ease after two weeks of scorching temperatures. the heat wave has been blamed for causing at least 74 deaths from the midwest to the east coast, including 1
Jul 4, 2012 8:00am PDT
texas. in the early days, my dad came to oklahoma. he was the first clerk of the county court in oklahoma. after statehood, known as one of those old, hard hitting, fist fighting democrats. he used to discount the votes all the time. every time my dad went to town, it was common, the first question i would ask him when they came in writing on the horse that evening i would say, well, how many fights did you have today? he would take me up on his knee and tell me who he was fighting, why, all about it. why don't we show a couple of these fascists what a hillbilly can do it. i was born in that little town. dad build a six-room house. cost him about $7,000. the day after, it burned down. >> how big was the place? >> in those days, about 1500. a few years later, about 5000. struck some pretty rich oil pools all-around there in garrison kitty, cromwell, seminole, sam springs, spring hill, all up and down the whole country they have oil. pretty nice old fields. >> any of the oil coming your family? >> no, we got the grease. we turn now to go coffman. kaufman is a professor of americ
Jul 12, 2012 8:00am PDT
by the musicologist alan lomax. >> what did your family do? where did they come from? >> well, they come from texas in the early day. my dad got to oklahoma right after statehood. he was the first clerk of the county court. and okemah, oklahoma. he is known as one of them old hard-hitting fist fighting democrats, you know, run for office down there and they used to miscount the votes all the time. so every time my dad went to town, the first question i would ask him when he come riding in on a horse that evening, i would say, "well, how many fights did you have today?" he would take me on his knee and proceed to tell me who he was fighting and why and all about it. we will show these fascists what a couple of hillbillies can do. >> where did you live, on a farm? >> no, i was born there in that little town. my dad built a six-room house, cost him about $7,000 or $8,000 for a day later, it burned down. >> what kind of a place was okemah? how big was it? >> in them days, about 1500 in 2000 a few years later, then about 5000. they struck some pretty rich oil pools all around there. all up and down the
Jul 19, 2012 8:00am PDT
the person they killed. new york, texas, and florida were among the states with the highest number of killings. in florida, where the unarmed teenager trayvon martin was shot to death by self-appointed neighborhood guard george zimmerman, a dozen african- americans were killed. the report comes as george zimmerman appeared on fox this wednesday night for his first nationally televised interview. speaking to fox news host sean hannity, zimmerman says he has no regrets for killing trayvon martin >> is there anything you regret? do you regret getting out of the car to follow trayvon that night? >> no, sir. >> do you credit you had a gun that night? >> no, sir. >> do you feel you would not be here for this interview if you did not have that done? >> i feel it was all god's plan. and for me to second-guess it or just dit -- >> in retrospect, now the time has passed a little bit, is there anything you would have done differently? >> no, sir. >> george zimmerman also briefly addressed the new allegations made by female relative that he molested her for over a decade and that he and his fa
Jul 10, 2012 8:00am PDT
upon by the legal nation. >> texas governor perry has rejected parts of obama's and mark health care reform law saying the state will not expand medicaid or creed a health insurance exchange. secretary kathleen sebelius, perry said he will lose money. texas has the highest percentage of the uninsured people in the country with that one quarter of its population lacking health insurance. rick perry dismissed concerns for the plight of the state's uninsured on fox news. >> one out of four texans is without health insurance, one out of four is on medicare or medicaid. the health crisis is big for your country and state. what is the solution? >> the idea that this federal government -- which does not like texas to begin with -- to pick and choose and somehow say texas has the worst health care system in the world is fake and falls on its face. the real issue is about freedom. >> six republican governors have rejected obama's medicaid provision keeping out millions of low-income people from the expansion. the supreme court upheld the core of obama's health care law but also ruled states c
Jul 18, 2012 8:00am PDT
of two mentally disabled death row prisoners in georgia and texas. the prisoners, were held and yokamon hearn, were found guilty of murder and sentenced to die despite concerns they may have disabilities. the u.n. special rupture on executions called for the men's sentences to be commuted saying the killings would violate the supreme court's ruling against executing people with mental disabilities. yokamon her reportedly has been diagnosed with feet of offices interim and has a history of mental health problems and scheduled to be executed tonight in texas. planned parenthood has filed suit seeking to block a new state law in arizona blocking funding for abortion providers. it is set to take effect in early august, the law bans the use of public funds by state or local government to contact with any organization that provides abortions as one of its services. planned parenthood of arizona says the ban targets for organization, which provides cancer screenings and well women exams in exit -- in addition to abortions. a new york times reporter has revealed the obama and romney campaigns a
Jul 26, 2012 3:00pm PDT
in texas or he worked for many, many years. he helped nurture george w. bush and help him get elected. governor of texas, then was beyond his presidential election as well. he is very, very strong in the texas energy industry, knows many wealthy people there. he is, by all accounts, a terrific fund-raiser. and someone -- wealthy people enjoy talking about politics with him. this is not a science. this is an art. it is a question of personal relationships. karl rove is very skilled and those things. >> what about his relationship with romney? >> they have no long history of friendship or alliance. but karl rove has become basically the embodiment of the establishment of republican party in the same way that romney is sort of the alternative to the tea party, rove is the alternative. rove basically helped push the tea party candidates to one side. he was important in 2010, 2011 criticizing people like michelle bachmann, herman cain, and basically helping us sort out the republican field so that romney could emerge. and this is because karl rove and his allies saw romney as the most elec
Jul 11, 2012 8:00am PDT
in texas last year 20 times more likely than it would have been in the 1960's, while warmer temperatures in britain last november were made 62 times more likely. in particular, researchers said global warming is likely worsening heat waves and also noted an intensifying water cycle, connected to both increased droughts and drenching rain. the new research affirms what scientists have long predicted about the rise in extreme weather under climate change. this year, the u.s. has seen record rains, historic droughts, devastating wildfires, and blistering heat that has killed dozens of people. for it our full coverage of global warming and extreme weather, go to a government probe has found negligence by the canadian company enbridge led to the 2010 oil spill in the kalamazoo river, the most expensive onshore spill in u.s. history. more than 840,000 gallons of oil spilled into michigan waterways after the rupture of an underground oil pipeline canadian oil into the u.s.. on tuesday, the national transportation safety board released a probe confirming enbridge was aware as e
Jul 16, 2012 8:00am PDT
from? it is a maverick company. they do not do that in texas. [laughter] we will do that lots when we get to where we're going to get. if it carefully on the ground, their social enterprises popping up, credit unions, etc., and many more benchmark experiments. at something like 20 states have legislation before them like the bank of north dakota, the state owned bank. [applause] and another 20 states are considering single payer. [applause] here is the issue. as the pain deepens, that is why the era is critical. the pain it deepens and we have time to build. we work to build more and more people begin to see, you've got to come up with an answer. my judgment -- and i think i'm not blowing smoke -- those kinds of experiments are the only way to build the popular base with politics in the projects. there is a beautiful thing going on in cleveland, ohio we have been involved with. in 1977 when the first big deal closing occurred -- still closing occurred and they got clobbered, a lot of people were involved. in ohio, it is a bigger idea of worker ownership. people understand it. in cleve
Jul 23, 2012 8:00am PDT
esparza. he just left colorado and is now home in texas. where were you in the theater? >> i was approximately in the third row -- in the third row, around 17 seats down from the middle. >> can you tell us what happened in theater 9? >> it was approximately 15 minutes into the movie when we heard the door being kicked open. apparently, it had been propped open. somebody walked in and threw a smoke grenade into the crowd. we thought it was a practical joke. i personally thought it was a stink bomb or something juvenile. when the canister exploded, everybody started screaming, and that is when the gunmen opened fire on the crowd and pandemonium broke out. >> how close were you to him? >> approximately 10 feet from him. >> what was he wearing, could you see him? >> yes, very clearly. and believe he was wearing camouflage pants. he had a lot of body armor on. he had a riot helmets, a gas mask, goggles, and all this weapons. he was heavily armed and protected. >> when did you realize he was not just in a batman costume like a lot of the people there for the premiere of the film? >
Jul 25, 2012 8:00am PDT
the virus and subject to prosecution. we have one individual, i believe in texas, in prison, at a 35-year sentence because he spat on a police officer and did not even have the virus. there are laws on the books that have to be repealed. of legislation requires the department of justice put resources into helping the states. the federal government cannot repeal these laws, that through my legislation, we could help state-by-state get these laws of the book so people can come aboard. we have here in stigma and discrimination, people are not going to come forward and be tested. they will not disclose their status. we want people to come out of the shadows and realize once tested and treated, they can live long and healthy lives. >> we're talking to congress member barbara lee and dazon dixon diallo, founder of sisterlove in georgia. i want to ask you about the supreme court decision on the affordable care act and what it means for people living with hiv/aids? >> >> i want to follow but she was talking about with criminalization and how it is tied to the conversation with the sisters from ne
Jul 24, 2012 8:00am PDT
to fort bragg to attend the trial. police in south texas say all 14 people who died in a car crash sunday night were undocumented immigrants from mexico, honduras, and guatemala. the victims were traveling in a pickup truck when it swerved off the road and crashed into two trees. nine people survived. the georgia supreme court has granted a stay of execution to a death row prisoner who unscheduled the died monday night. the supreme court ruled unanimously monday to delay warren hill's execution, pending a decision on whether a new one drug lethal injection process violates state law. he was convicted of murder in 1991 and sentenced to die, despite concerns you may be mentally disabled. two judges have ruled he is likely mentally retarded, but has been unable to pass charges strict guidelines requiring proof beyond a reasonable doubt. sally ride, the first team of u.s. astronaut in space has died at the age of 61. she made history as a part of the crew aboard the challenger space flight in 1983. she returned to space for another mission a year later. in a statement announcing a death, her
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